Nestle revealed that CFTRI (Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru) has cleared all samples of its instant snack brand Maggi noodles, stating that all 29 samples tested by the research institute are clear.
The reports state that lead levels for all samples are within permissible limits. The second batch of 16 samples were tested not only for lead and flavour enhancer monosodium glutamate (MSG), but also for other safety parameters like metal contaminants, crop contaminants and toxic substances, that are applicable to instant noodles as a proprietary food.
Maggi noodles was banned by national food regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in June last year on allegations of more than permissible lead and traces of MSG.
The brand returned to stores in November after clearing multiple mandatory lab tests.